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Atkins and Faithful+Gould to deliver Homes England MMC Research Study

Infra News - Published on Tue, 26 May 2020

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Homes England has commissioned Atkins and Faithful+Gould to help deliver a research study into modern methods of construction to drive innovation across the construction industry. Atkins and Faithful+Gould have been appointed as the agency’s research and development partner for the project. Working with the Building Research Establishment and University College London, they will collect and monitor data from the developers and produce annual updates on the research findings, before a final report is published at the end of the build programme. The research will explore a range of themes, including cost and pace of build compared to traditional building methods, skills required, safety performance, snagging and defect issues, construction wastage, energy efficiency performance and post-occupation performance. The study will also seek to learn lessons about how these technologies might be improved upon in future and give confidence to the industry to encourage more widespread use of MMC technologies; allowing homes to be built more quickly, addressing labour and skills shortages, and improving the quality, consistency and energy efficiency of newly built homes.

As part of the government housing agency’s strategic objective to improve construction productivity and encourage the uptake of MMC in housing delivery, a series of Homes England’s own sites will participate in the study, delivering ambitious levels of MMC, higher than the market norm. Monitoring the construction of around 1,500 homes at sites across country over several years, the study will test the performance of different types of MMC to provide long-term, in-depth and verifiable data so that informed decisions about emerging construction technologies can be made.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 26 May 2020
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